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“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.”  Walter Elliot

Motivation Mondays: PERSEVERANCE

Motivation Mondays: PERSEVERANCE


Perseverance, secret of all triumphs. Victor Hugo
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time. Denis Waitley

What motivates you/your attitude on PERSEVERANCE? When I think of PERSEVERANCE, what comes to mind isn’t always the big goals we aim for or the insurmountable barriers we’ve overcome to get from point A to point B. It is the small steps we take daily to build on our effort to complete tasks that contribute to the whole. Every day, we get out of bed and work our schedule; this might include taking care of family members, kids, others who depend on our work, work related projects, our bodies, mind, and overall health. We make the effort, sometimes unconsciously, because of a mechanism within that kicks in reminding us to carry on. It is for this reason that perseverance is the persistent, powerful, and even inspirational little engine chugging along, pulling us forward to meet our destiny.

At some point in our lives, events might occur that derail this rhythmic inner commitment and, for a moment, we might find ourselves off track, back at square one, and laboring to start our journey all over again. We might stop and ponder what drives us daily to perform mundane and major acts. We might choose to just get back up and get on with the tasks before us. Whether we choose to reflect on it or not, what matters is that we stay committed to completing our tasks in clockwork fashion. Perseverance is our will to survive, our inner drive to achieve our aims, and the memories embedded in our being that kick-start our day; persistently telling us to get up and go. This simple motivating factor drives the sense of accomplishment we feel when tasks are done and new ones are placed before us. Like the wild flowers growing through cracks in concrete slaps, and the persistent snail and tortoise who win their races, albeit at a slow and steady pace, if we stay the course we have carved out for ourselves, we will find an astonishing body of work at key stop points in our lives and at the end of our journey.

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Carry On by Robert William Service
It’s easy to fight when everything’s right,
And you’re mad with the thrill and the glory;
It’s easy to cheer when victory’s near,
And wallow in fields that are gory.
It’s a different song when everything’s wrong,
When you’re feeling infernally mortal;
When it’s ten against one, and hope there is none,
Buck up, little soldier, and chortle:

Carry on! Carry on!
There isn’t much punch in your blow.
You’re glaring and staring and hitting out blind;
You’re muddy and bloody, but never you mind.
Carry on! Carry on!
You haven’t the ghost of a show.
It’s looking like death, but while you’ve a breath,
Carry on, my son! Carry on! Contd below and/or here



“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.” Hal Borland

Motivation Mondays: PERSEVERANCE

Motivation Mondays: PERSEVERANCE

How does PERSEVERANCE play out in our life? You get up daily, follow a routine, head for work, return home and do it all over again the next day. Why? Because there is an inner drive that insists you must do it. By the same token, the writing life and process demands a commitment and unswerving devotion to our goals. In the beginning, we might pick and choose when to process our creative thoughts on paper but, over time, the muse becomes vocal and her voice grows more impatient and even demanding, as she nudges us to get with it and write. If we stay the course, our writing will take new directions we never intended and we will be guided to do work that might not have been on our vision board at all. Now, I should add that there is no definitive, linear timeline. It occurs at different points for each of us but, when it comes, we will recognize it and all the persistent steps we took to get creative would start making sense. But there is a post script to this, we will need to keep at our craft, writing and rewriting, exploring new frames of thought, and experimenting with our content to keep it all fresh and fluid.

So, when you feel an inner hunger to create a piece that is not driven by market forces or the expectations of X and Y, you are responding to that little voice within, urging you to change directions, telling you to push beyond your limitations, and rise above the repetitive claptrap that might have taken over and put your work in auto-drive. Our inner checker will persistently push the blurring boundaries that are closing in and nudge us to not conform. At some point, some of us may choose to stay put and churn out our usual, while others clip their chains and fly off to new creative realms. Perseverance is not a tame or quiet quality. It is persistent and demanding. We see it in our daily routines and in our rigidity about not conforming to certain beliefs. We see it in our stick-to-itness in the face of failure, and we see it in our interactions with the world at large from our cradle to our grave. Without perseverance, we’d still be living in the dark ages… Creativity, innovation, leadership and every quality, in between, finds its footing in perseverance. How does it play out in your life?

READ – Inspiration: Writing as Medicine…


And so in the strife of the battle of life
It’s easy to fight when you’re winning;
It’s easy to slave, and starve and be brave,
When the dawn of success is beginning.
But the man who can meet despair and defeat
With a cheer, there’s the man of God’s choosing;
The man who can fight to Heaven‘s own height
Is the man who can fight when he’s losing.

Carry on! Carry on!
Things never were looming so black.
But show that you haven’t a cowardly streak,
And though you’re unlucky you never are weak.
Carry on! Carry on!
Brace up for another attack.
It’s looking like hell, but — you never can tell:
Carry on, old man! Carry on! Contd below


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05/01  – May Day, World Lyme Day, 02 National Teacher Day, 03 World Press Freedom, 04 National Day of Prayer,
05 Cinco De Mayo, 06 Kentucky Derby
05/14 –  14 Mothers Day, 20 Armed Forces Day
05/21 –  22 International Biological Diversity, 24 National Brother Day, 25 Ascension, 27 Ramadan starts
05/28 – 29 Memorial Day, 31 World No Tobacco Day


06/05  –  World Environment Day,  08 National Best Friend Day,  08 World Oceans Day
06/11 –  11  Trinity Sunday, 14 Flag Day
06/18 –  18 Father’s Day,  19 Juneteeth,  20 World Refugee Day,  21 Summer Solstice/International Yoga Day, 23 Intn’l  Widow’s Day, 24 Ramadan Ends
06/25 – 25  Eid al Fitr,  26 Against Drug Abuse Day,



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“In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Motivation Mondays: PERSEVERANCE

Motivation Mondays: PERSEVERANCE

What more does Perseverance demand? When I started my first blog in the early 2000s, I was not clear about why I was doing it. My cousin, Frieda, created the website, I logged in, wrote some inane piece and summarily abandoned the process. Years later, in 2008, I returned to blogging as a way to help my agents stay motivated. Eventually, it became a personal exercise in encouraging others to carry on. Whether you blog for X or Y, the focus it demands will make you more reflective about your goals and, if you stay patient with it all, you will achieve them.

We see this pattern in the world around us: When someone becomes an “overnight success,” we sometimes forget that they might have spent decades honing their craft, dealing with their share of rejection, and doing all the work that propelled them forward. Without the requisite effort, we might find ourselves spinning round and round in circles, and filling our heads with false promises. What else does perseverance demand? Truthful assessment of our effort in an unvarnished way. Until we face our truth and lies about ourselves, we will not experience the full benefits of this remarkable quality that resides in each of us… To tap into your core, spend some time in meditation and reflection, write your answers down and hold them close to your heart. Then press on, you won’t fail!

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There are some who drift out in the deserts of doubt,
And some who in brutishness wallow;
There are others, I know, who in piety go
Because of a Heaven to follow.
But to labour with zest, and to give of your best,
For the sweetness and joy of the giving;
To help folks along with a hand and a song;
Why, there’s the real sunshine of living.

Carry on! Carry on!
Fight the good fight and true;
Believe in your mission, greet life with a cheer;
There’s big work to do, and that’s why you are here.
Carry on! Carry on!
Let the world be the better for you;
And at last when you die, let this be your cry:
Carry on, my soul! Carry on! via


Have a Happy, Healthy 2017!





Positive Motivation Tip:  Perseverance pays dividends, one step at a time…

Motivation Mondays is open to anyone who wishes to share a motivational quote, photo, personal challenge or a post that encourages others to start the week on an upbeat note.
Basic Instructions: Each week, I will have a motivation word to help us create a response. (See listed words for the months above/below)
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Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

161 Comments leave one →
  1. Eileen permalink
    26/06/2017 5:11 pm

    I wish I could upload a photo in this comment box. This morning, as I was walking the dog, I saw a pretty, tiny flower growing out of the cracks in the concrete sidewalk. Now that is what I call perseverance!

  2. Claudia Krusch permalink
    26/06/2017 6:29 pm

    I like to set weekly goals for myself. I find setting smaller goals helps me feel like I am accomplishing more. It keeps me motivated to reach my bigger goals.

  3. ohshesahotmess permalink
    26/06/2017 6:38 pm

    I love Hal Borland’s quote you shared. I love the picture that it paints.

  4. Nicole Caudle permalink
    26/06/2017 6:42 pm

    Yes! I have dubbed myself ‘creatively frustrated’. I write, draw, paint, I’m a full-time professional photographer and I do graphic design. I have so much to me that I’m trying to get out, that impatient voice usually shows itself in the form of my writing. I have learned to not give up or give in over the years. I’ve hit so many brick walls and have felt like quitting but my perseverance and faith has kept me on a great path.

    This was such a great post! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Sarah Crowther permalink
    26/06/2017 6:54 pm

    Perseverance is something I learned and understood at a very young age. Such a crucial ability to have in this life. Just got to keep going and move forward, no matter if we fall behind or not.

  6. parentingpatch permalink
    26/06/2017 8:04 pm

    Keeping going is key to success. You can never win at anything if you give up before you have a chance to finish.

  7. 26/06/2017 10:53 pm

    I always feel like perseverance is pushing myself through things that I normally can’t get through. For example, right now I am in the middle of a very long work schedule and I am working myself through that.

  8. kelly reci permalink
    26/06/2017 11:11 pm

    I love the topic! Perseverance is a word that I’ve been thinking lately, I just feel like I am too slow o n achieving my goals until I have realise what I really want and what I really need!

  9. 조이 Czjai (@RebelSweetHrt) permalink
    27/06/2017 1:28 am

    There was a time in my life when I quit blogging, too. For two years I stopped writing altogether, until I yearned for that feeling of letting my creative juices out, being able to share my experiences with the world, letting people know about what I think about this and that. 🙂

    • 29/06/2017 5:30 pm

      I did the same thing and it was just what I needed so I could focus on my health at that time… Now I pace myself better. 2 times a week in the summer and 3-4 in the fall/winter.

  10. Fashionable Librarian permalink
    27/06/2017 1:52 am

    I love that quote because that is truly what perseverance is. Thanks for the reminder that I need to persevere

  11. fashionmommywm permalink
    27/06/2017 2:21 am

    I actually think perseverance is one of our best traits, just because giving up is so easy to do, playing the long game is much harder.

  12. Robin Rue permalink
    27/06/2017 2:40 am

    This is one of the words/lessons that they really push at my son’s elementary school. They are showing the kids to never give up and I love that.

  13. Travel Blogger permalink
    27/06/2017 2:54 am

    There is a quote from C.S. Lewis that reminds me of perseverance – “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…” I remind myself of this when I get hung up on the same mundane routine. Sometimes I feel like nothing is happening, and I think why am I working so hard every day, but it is always changing. We have to look at the big picture and keep that perseverance because it is moving us forward.

  14. Oh Beehave! permalink
    27/06/2017 2:55 am

    Yes, I agree that perseverance is all about the small steps it takes us to get to our end goal! I like how you point out that “overnight successes” are rarely that… usually, there has been years of work and preparation for what they have achieved, it just looks like it “came out of nowhere” to everyone else.

  15. aniahalama permalink
    27/06/2017 3:02 am

    Monotony used to be my worst enemy. Doing the same thing all over again and again, and exactly like you said, for what? I’m so glad I got out of that rut and now live a better lifestyle 🙂

  16. prettybrownnomad permalink
    27/06/2017 3:16 am

    I’m in that persevere headspace right now but I see a huge light at the end of the tunnel that’s so worth it.

  17. acraftymix permalink
    27/06/2017 3:58 am

    I soooooo needed this today Elizabeth. Sometimes it really does feel like I’m getting nowhere, but I WON’T give up. Thank you for that

  18. Gloria permalink
    27/06/2017 4:37 am

    Once you learn that motivation is just a slight push you need every now and then it becomes so much easier to reach goals. Whenever I set myself a new goal, be it health or work related I break it down into smaller steps and try to keep myself motivated along the way, this is where perseverance takes place. Going to share this post with a friend of mine who is trying to get out of a depression since quite a while now. Maybe hearing this from a stranger might give her a push.

    • 28/06/2017 2:22 am

      Yes, every small step bears fruit. I pray your friend will seek the professional help she needs. Each step is a ray of sun on our path.

  19. forever roaming the world permalink
    27/06/2017 5:21 am

    Without motivation there is no purpose. I think everybody at some stage goes through periods with no motivation but other times when we’re full of it. Posts like this definitely help motivation on those days we don’t have any 🙂

  20. Julie Syl permalink
    27/06/2017 6:16 am

    The never give up picture explains it all! Perseverance.

  21. livanies86 permalink
    27/06/2017 6:45 am

    Great post! I love how you stick to your motivation Mondays!

  22. Heather permalink
    27/06/2017 6:49 am

    My husband and I have been pushed to such extremes this year. First surgery then a sense that he would be let go or fired from his job, to searching for a new job, to taking a massive paycut, to moving to another state….in all that routine goes out the window and you are simply trying to survive from one moment to the next. We are finally settled here and it’s my chance to create a new routine and find an ability once again to make money from writing while I take care of my children. I’m hoping I can make it work and perseverance is what is keeping me going.

  23. Jay Colby permalink
    27/06/2017 6:53 am

    The small steps we make to get to our mission is always vital. Having patience is important through this process.

  24. Jessica Taylor permalink
    27/06/2017 7:17 am

    Perseverance is such a strong word to me. As a single mother, I have to tackle obstacles daily and I can’t give up! I love your take on the word!

  25. makeamomsmile permalink
    27/06/2017 7:26 am

    Love this post! The meaning behind the words are so important! I like to remind myself and my daughters to “never give up”. Thanks for reminding me again while reading this

  26. Liza Perry permalink
    27/06/2017 7:46 am

    It is so hard staying motivated ! And focused! Perseverance is the key for sure! Whenever Im down, I remember that one day I’ll win!

  27. iamemgee permalink
    27/06/2017 7:48 am

    For me perseverance is along side positivity.. We can be successful if we persevere and look at every challenges as an opportunity. Thanks for sharing, it gave me more desire to want to reach my goals 🙂

  28. Marvi of Osmiva permalink
    27/06/2017 7:50 am

    It’s true that there are no overnight success. I also stopped blogging for a while after a year of trying and feeling that I failed. Now I realized that there are no shortcuts. Just 100% commitment and perseverance to achieve something great! Thank you for sharing this! <3

  29. Chelsea Elizabeth permalink
    27/06/2017 10:17 am

    I firmly believe perseverance and consistency is key to any kind of success. The world wasn’t built in a day and our focus is to keep motivated enough to reach our goals.

  30. Sondra Barker permalink
    27/06/2017 10:20 am

    I always love you Motivation Mondays, they are always so inspiring. I think perseverance is always a great quality to have, it is the only way to push forward in life.

  31. Josselyn Radillo permalink
    27/06/2017 10:26 am


  32. jay permalink
    27/06/2017 10:46 am

    Love these ideas !! Sometimes I loose sight of my goals and I need to push through them and not loose confidence !! thanks for sharing

  33. Sarah Bailey permalink
    27/06/2017 10:55 am

    Sometimes it really can be hard to keep on persevering, especially when times are getting hard. But it is always worth it in the end.

  34. Jessica F. Walker || Millennial Life Skills Coach permalink
    27/06/2017 10:56 am

    This is great, I love the poem. So much to take in. Happy monday to you! I hope your week is blessed and filled with gratitude!

  35. lilyfluffbottom permalink
    27/06/2017 10:57 am

    Happy monday to you! Thanks for sharing that poem, Carry On. It’s powerful.

  36. Carol Cassara permalink
    27/06/2017 11:24 am

    I have always loved the word, perseverance. It’s such a beautiful word to describe what we’re trying to do everyday. Perseverance is what pushes us to keep going even when we face challenges.

  37. Ana Ojha permalink
    27/06/2017 12:13 pm

    I believe in a quote of Julie Andrews that Perseverance is failing 19th times and succeeding the 20th time! Therefore Never Say Die!

  38. Nina Bashaw Photography permalink
    27/06/2017 1:33 pm

    What great reminders to help you stay positive. If you’re willing to put in the work, anything is possible!

    • 28/06/2017 1:59 am

      True… Just like the gorgeous photos you take. A lot of effort and planning go into them and then BAM! It all looks seamless. 🙂

  39. Kristine Nicole Alessandra permalink
    27/06/2017 3:43 pm

    Hello Elizabeth. I always like reading your posts because there seems to be a deeper meaning behind the words. Today, I read about perseverance. I know this is such a big word, but with all the chaos going on in the world, this is what we need. We must persevere to push for change and for peace.

    • 28/06/2017 1:58 am

      Amen to that. We share a beautiful planet with others and some want to make it ugly. We must persevere for good.

  40. Amber permalink
    27/06/2017 4:43 pm

    I try to never give up because I want to show my kids that it’s possible to do what you set your mind to! Sometimes I have had to move on, but for the most part, I keep going when I can. So important.

  41. Jessica@HappilyHughes permalink
    27/06/2017 4:53 pm

    I think perseverance is one of the most important qualities to nurture within ourselves. There are so many times in life that we simply must just persevere in order to get through what is happening in our lives. It is also one of the key parts of achieving what we want in life.

    • 28/06/2017 1:56 am

      It is an important trait to work on. Sometimes we fail, as failure is part of life. But, perseverance helps us get back on our feet.

  42. Blair Villanueva permalink
    27/06/2017 5:29 pm

    With perseverance come the success.
    You always inspire us with your post, and for that – thank you!

  43. rochkirstin permalink
    27/06/2017 5:45 pm

    We need inspiration to persevere. Life isn’t too easy for most people, and perseverance with the right discipline is key to keep moving forward. Sometimes I hate routine life and find it challenging too to keep content fresh and new.

  44. momswhosave permalink
    27/06/2017 9:18 pm

    I am definitely someone who perseveres. As it relates to my work, I think much of my success is related to just sticking to it, and not giving up. People nowadays expect instant success and instant results, which is not realistic. Learning to persevere is so important.

  45. Samantha Bye permalink
    28/06/2017 1:16 am

    I’ve recently started listening to my ‘little voice’ and stopped doing what was expected to do, I’ve never felt more motivated to write now that I’ve dropped the boundaries which I set.

  46. akamatra permalink
    28/06/2017 2:06 am

    In my everyday life and the challenges I face as a new mom, I always tap on my inner strength to persevere and get through. The quote of Water Elliot sums it up pretty well for me!

  47. toastycritic permalink
    28/06/2017 6:23 am

    I do love the perserverance poetry. It does demand of us that we keep carrying on with our lives and keep shooting for goals no matter what stands in our way.

  48. Ellie Chan permalink
    28/06/2017 7:29 am

    I like to set daily goals and then slightly larger ones for the week! That way I feel like I’m able to make more achievements. Goals take hard work though, they don’t come easy.

  49. eventseverafter, llc permalink
    28/06/2017 8:04 am

    This post was truly touching…just this morning I grew extremely frustrated with myself because I forgot about an appointment and I know it’s due to the fact that I have one million and three different things going on at once, but after reading this I feel much better. One step at a time..I just have to regroup and prioritize things!

  50. ilke permalink
    28/06/2017 8:58 am

    thanks for sharing. I like ur post.

  51. Carol Cassara permalink
    28/06/2017 9:17 am

    Perseverance comes in many ways, and through different factors. I remember a school project when I was a kid, a group of 5 people but only 1 did everything, and even though the whole situation was frustrating, she still ended up completing it and getting the grades. It all continued to be like that when she grew up, but the strength is still there.

  52. theroadsandbeyond permalink
    28/06/2017 9:47 am

    We often need a bit of motivation on Mondays. The weekends will make us tired and lazy. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post.

  53. AlaynaFrankenberry permalink
    28/06/2017 9:58 am

    Sometimes it helps me to remember times when I persevered and it payed off. Was it easy? No, but it was worth it!

  54. Terri Ramsey Beavers permalink
    28/06/2017 10:14 am

    I don’t have a lot of patience so perseverance has always been a problem for me. I am getting better at it though and I hope your inspirational post will help me in that directions.

  55. Ana De-Jesus permalink
    28/06/2017 10:33 am

    Without perseverance I wouldn’t be where I am today and that is fact. Sometimes when all you want to do is give up, perseverance is so key x

  56. fasetto permalink
    28/06/2017 11:00 am

    I’m reminded of the beginning of Winston Churchill’s great speech “Never, never, never give up…” Thank you for your inspiring words

  57. MELANIE EDJOURIAN permalink
    28/06/2017 1:35 pm

    Things can happen to knock us off track but it’s what we do when this happens that shows us in our true light. We all have an inner strength which we must tap into when needed.

  58. yolondaskitchen permalink
    28/06/2017 2:25 pm

    Very true about perseverance requiring persistence. For me personally, though, I sometimes have to step back and make sure that I am not being persistent about pursuing a goal that is no longer important to me.

  59. chewoutloud permalink
    28/06/2017 4:00 pm

    “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” It’s like the quote that mothering is a marathon. Not a sprint. Thanks for the motivation.

  60. duffelbagspouse permalink
    28/06/2017 4:26 pm

    So true in not quitting when you fail, you can’t win at all if you forgo trying in the first place.

  61. Hey Sharonoox permalink
    28/06/2017 4:51 pm

    Perseverance is such a meaningful word that’s so inspiring. I usually like to put patience and perseverance hand in hand. Love the photo collage true to the meaning!

  62. Eddie Kedge permalink
    28/06/2017 5:04 pm

    For me, when I think of perseverance, I think of my memoir. It’s been such a long journey, physically and metaphorically. It’s been a journey coming to terms with my PTSD diagnosis and as I revise my memoir and work on it, keeping my editor’s advice in mind, I think of how far I have come and that’s what keeps me going even when I feel like throwing in the towel.

  63. Fred permalink
    28/06/2017 6:45 pm

    One of these photos really made its mark with me, and that is the snail. I feel that is the perfect symbol of perseverance. Its motto seems to be “slow makes steady progress towards the goal.” Do not mind other distractions beside you. We all have our own pace to follow.

  64. franckxethee permalink
    28/06/2017 7:28 pm

    I like the quote on perseverance and comparing it to a race. That’s true, we should really have a mindset of cutting our task into smaller goals and eventually completing everything.

  65. Cynthia Nicoletti permalink
    28/06/2017 8:06 pm

    Perseverance is a strong word. I know most of us try every day to reach our top. As quoted by Denis Waitley we reach it in our own time. Love his quote.

  66. Made Adayasa permalink
    29/06/2017 1:41 am

    I like this one
    ” Fight the good fight and true;
    Believe in your mission, greet life with a cheer;
    There’s big work to do, and that’s why you are here.”

    I always love your motivation article . That’s inspiring me to get a great motivation for my self . Thank you for sharing

  67. Kait permalink
    29/06/2017 2:58 am

    Very motivational! I have a few personal goals that I am working on that seem so lofty some days, and I think, I just need to give this up. But I have to remember one foot in front of the other, and keep at it. I will get there, I just have to stay focused and persevere.

  68. helerinablogs permalink
    29/06/2017 4:39 am

    I love the idea that perserverence is lots of short races after each other not one long race.
    Perserverence is definitely needed for blogging, I think that’s what makes people stick to it or not.

  69. pammy permalink
    29/06/2017 5:11 am

    A great read of understanding more about perseverance, that unyielding spirit that motivates you! One day at a time!

  70. Jenn Mitchell (@comebackmomma) permalink
    29/06/2017 5:35 am

    So glad I found your motivation mondays posts. You give such great advice! I’m bookmarking for the future.

  71. michenn (@michennblog) permalink
    29/06/2017 9:25 am

    Love these kinds of posts. Motivation is something that can be hard for me sometimes, finding creativity and perseverance is also difficult, especially if you’re feeling down. Posts like these help to get me back in that positive mindset.

  72. Crystal (@BusyMomDiary1) permalink
    29/06/2017 9:50 am

    Inner strength is such an important tool to get through in life. I always love reading the inspirational posts.

  73. Nay @ beautyaddictmama permalink
    29/06/2017 1:19 pm

    Totally agree about perseverance being the tiny little things that we do every day to keep going and to front and make us healthy.

  74. Rebecca Swenor permalink
    29/06/2017 10:37 pm

    Perseverance is something we all need I believe. It may be a learned behavior or it can just come natural to others. To me it is the thing that makes us do what we need to do to achieve what we want in life. Thanks for sharing a great inspirational post.

  75. Adaleta Avdić permalink
    29/06/2017 10:57 pm

    I also think about the small things I overcome and work through each day, sure a huge moment of perseverance is awesome but it is the little things that add up.

  76. Melanie Walsh permalink
    29/06/2017 11:45 pm

    The older I get, the more I appreciate my mom. She’s stoic, which I misunderstood as a kid as cold. But she is even keeled and never gives up on what she wants. She’s the strongest person I know.

  77. 30/06/2017 12:01 am

    I make daily lists of what I need to do to help stay motivated…

  78. pinkdazzleblog permalink
    30/06/2017 5:05 am

    Perseverance is all about taking small steps every day, agreed. I want to accomplish so much in little time and that what goes wrong everytime. I think of bamboos whenever I see overnight success. It’s all about perseverance. 🙂

  79. Keeping Up With Candy permalink
    30/06/2017 7:40 am

    Without perseverance, dreams and goals would not become a reality. I try to instill this in my kids always.

  80. Shannon Graham permalink
    30/06/2017 1:07 pm

    Not many have this trait anymore. However, I think it’s an amazing one to hold onto.

  81. Esse D permalink
    30/06/2017 8:07 pm

    I’m learning to only be persistent about those things that are productive in my life. I make sure I persevere career-wise and personally. Thanks for the share!

  82. ejnosillA permalink
    01/07/2017 1:57 am

    I love your blog post and your blog in general. Your post is so inspirational and evoked me to self-reflect on my life and what I cherish and take for granted!

  83. The Brainy Mama permalink
    01/07/2017 12:18 pm

    Perseverance plays a big role in my life. I have made wrong decisions in the past that could have ruined my present life, but I’m living a happy and content life now because I persevere and continue to do so. Thank you for posting this.

  84. 01/07/2017 1:29 pm

    Most important is to not giving up before we start! Motivation is a key and for me it’s my family

  85. Wildish Jess permalink
    01/07/2017 4:20 pm

    Such a hard but fulfilling trait to have. It’s tough but you feel so much better after.

  86. TheGracefulMist permalink
    02/07/2017 9:31 am

    The first quote reminds me of procrastination. Many people procrastinate because they think a certain task takes a long time but the reality is, most of the time the procrastination lasts longer than the time of doing the task. We need to persevere, one step or one short run at a time.

    ❀ Grace ❀

  87. Krystal // The Krystal Diaries permalink
    02/07/2017 2:37 pm

    I try to set weekly goals for myself and stick to them. It’s so important to try to not give up.

  88. Lynnette Joselly permalink
    02/07/2017 8:29 pm

    Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.

  89. Nati permalink
    03/07/2017 7:11 am

    That’s it! A few days ago a friend asked me “what would you say it’s your best quality?” I hesitated a lot and gave her a lame answer. But this is what I wanted to say! Perseverance is my best (and maybe only?) quality. I don’t have any talent, and if I have come this far (which for many people would seem like not far at all) it is thanks to my inner strength and perseverance. I will never give up.
    Thank you for this beautiful and inspiring article.

  90. Tiffany Yong permalink
    03/07/2017 10:18 am

    Writing movie reviews and learning about the trivias of the artistes often remind me of the hard work they’ve put in before their “overnight success”. Remind me to persevere too!

  91. Vlad Vaida permalink
    04/07/2017 2:22 am

    Perseverance is what inspires me literally. Pushing harder and harder and even if you don’t move for a few days, you’ll get stronger at some point and you will definitely progress soon <3

  92. 04/07/2017 7:54 pm

    Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. – Julie Andrews.

    Never stop fighting and never give up until you arrive at your destined place.

  93. fasetto permalink
    06/07/2017 7:56 am

    I like your perspective on perseverance and how its more about the little stuff. Staying focuses on the small stuff we do daily and complete tasks that contribute to the whole. Love it.

  94. ljdove23 permalink
    10/07/2017 3:00 pm

    I love this post and I think it was just what I needed to read today. I have been feeling a little lost the last few days, it would have been my sons birthday next week so things are tough right now, but this has reminded me about persevering through the hard times.

  95. kumamonjeng permalink
    27/07/2018 11:46 pm

    Perserverance is important to reach our goal. Many of us dropped out and did not perserve till the end , once we choose to drop out from something we started with, it is a sign of losing already. This is another inspiring post which help me to stay on trek and get motivated to what I am doing and also help me to preserve.


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